‘Little Colored Girls’ memoir book signing Saturday
DURHAM – Jack Mack Guess will sign copies of her memoir, “Little Colored Girls Want to Wear Pearls, Too” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, 106 N. Robertson St. in Chapel Hill. Guess’ memoir, written for older children on up through adults, recalls her memories of desegregating Durham Public Schools set against major events of the civil rights era.
Tickets for ‘Once’ on sale today
DURHAM -- Tickets for “Once,” winner of eight Tony Awards, go on sale today at noon at the Durham Performing Arts Center.
“Once” will play DPAC Jan. 21-26 as part of the SunTrust Broadway at DPAC 2013-2014 season.
Tickets are available at DPACnc.com, at 919-680-2787 or through Ticketmaster.com.
Labor Day Fresh Catch event canceled
DURHAM – Organizers of the NC Fresh Catch Labor Day Weekend Festival have canceled the event, originally scheduled for Aug.31 to Sept. 2 at the All People’s Grill.
The organization felt that it was important to re-group to ensure a positive, memorable and quality event, according to a written statement from NC Fresh Catch. The organizers hope to plan another Durham event in the future.
To date NC Fresh Catch has raised more than $10,000 for a variety of non-profits, including Ocracoke Youth Center, Riverlink, Downtown Marshall Association and KidZNotes.
Psychic Caputo coming to DPAC
DURHAM -- Theresa Caputo, psychic medium and star of the hit TLC show “Long Island Medium,” will be appearing live at the Durham Performing Arts Center on Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Caputo will give interactive readings to audience members throughout the show and will also share personal stories about her life.
Tickets go on sale today at 10 a.m. at DPACnc.com, 919-680-2787 or through Ticketmaster.com.
Outsiders to present ‘Art is History Project’
DURHAM -- Outsiders Art & Collectibles will present selections from the “Art is History Project,” a 50-plus painting exhibition by Chapel Hill artist Gary Owens featuring iconic figures who have influenced world history over the past 70 years.
Owens’ subjects include political, cultural and societal movers and shakers of all types — from Mao Tse-Tung and Martin Luther King to Doc Watson and Pope John Paul II. The paintings will be on display beginning Saturday and continuing through Aug. 23.
The Outsiders Art & Collectibles showing is the first public stop in a traveling exhibition designed to introduce North Carolina middle and high school students to influential, post-World War II figures in American and world history.
A free, public reception for the artist will be held Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Outsiders Art & Collectibles is at 718-C Iredell St.
Walltown announces auditions
DURHAM -- Walltown Children's Theatre will hold auditions for “Indigo Blue: A Re-imagining of ‘The Pied Piper,’” a new play by Howard L. Craft. The theater is seeking young and adult actors.
Auditions will be held Sept. 6 at 6:30 p.m., Sept. 7 at 2 p.m., with callbacks Sept. 9 at 6:30 p.m.
Auditions will take place at the theater at 1225 Berkeley St.
Actors auditioning are asked to present a one- to two-minute monologue and 32 bars of a song. Dancers should prepare a short routine, no longer than two minutes. Rehearsals begin in early September with production dates in mid-December. A stipend is available for adult principal roles.
For information, visit www.walltownchildrenstheatre.org or call 919-286-4545.
Pinhook to present drag show
DURHAM – The Pinhook will present “Queer It In, Queer It Out,” a community drag show and variety talent show, with a dance party to follow, at 10 p.m. Aug. 23.
This show will feature emcees JJ Gelato and Tate Diggs and DJ No Hetero.
Performers who want to participate may sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include details of the performance (song, character, etc.). All styles of performances are encouraged.
This event is a benefit for the Prison Books Collective. Visitors are asked to bring used soft cover books to donate.
Admission is $5. The Pinhook is at 117 W. Main St.
Wresling League to stage Habitat benefit
DURHAM -- The League of Upper Extremity Wrestling Women of Durham (LUEWWD) is partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Durham Sept.7 to raise funds toward its 2013 Women Build.
The Sept. 7 event, LUEWWD IX: Nailin’ It!, will take place at the Casbah at 1007 W. Main St. The match will feature eight new wrestlers including Big Mama Mayhem, Guillo Tina, Reba the Wrench, Sabrina Zero, and Work It Out Barbie.
The doors will open at 7:30 p.m. for pre-game activities, featuring the LIV’s food truck, cornhole, and Sam Adams products.
General admission costs $5 and VIP tickets cost $25.
Those interested in donating to, volunteering for, or attending this event can email email@example.com. For more information, visit luewwd.com.
Lozoff to present evening of magic
CHAPEL HILL -- The Siena Hotel will present Parlor Magic Dinner Theater on Sept. 13 at 6 p.m.
This dinner will begin with a cocktail reception during which Joshua Lozoff will perform sleight-of-hand tricks. After the show, guests may join Lozoff in Il Palio’s bar area for informal questions and answers, autographs, and photographs.
Cost for this evening is $75 per person, plus tax and gratuity. For information, call 919-918-2545 or visit www.sienahotel.com.
Author Simmons to speak at library
DURHAM -- Durham County Library will host local author LaRhonda Simmons for a reading and discussion of her first book, “Just a Matter of Time.” The reading will take place at East Regional Library Saturday at 2 p.m.
The novel is the story of three very different Durham women and the men that they love. They discover that each of them has a secret. A book signing will follow the reading.
East Regional Library is at 211 Lick Creek Lane.
Stanley to present at artists’ salon
CARRBORO -- The next artists' salon, sponsored by the Orange County Arts Commission, will be held Aug. 23 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the West End Theatre at The ArtsCenter.
August's topic will be "Teaching Artist Toolbox: Connecting Your Art & the Schools,” presented by Chapel Hill teaching artist and author Faye Stanley.
Salons are free, for artists working in all media.
If you plan to attend, please RSVP to the Orange County Arts Commission at 919-968-2011 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Museum to mark Watergate hearings
RALEIGH – The N.C. Museum of History will present a screening of “All the President’s Men,” a 1976 Academy Award-winning film, to mark the 40th anniversary of the televised hearings of the Senate Select Committee that investigated President Richard M. Nixon’s 1972 campaign for re-election and the break-in at the Watergate hotel.
This political thriller, starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman, will be screened Sunday, Aug. 18, at 2 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh.
After the movie, Andrew Taylor, professor of political science at N.C. State University, will lead a discussion and Q&A session.
The museum also is presenting the exhibit “Watergate: Political Scandal & the Presidency.”
Admission to the screening is free. For more information, call 919-807-7900 or visit ncmuseumofhistory.org. The museum is at 5 E. Edenton St.
Mary Johnson Rockers at Bynum today
BYNUM -- Mary Johnson Rockers and The Spark will perform at 7 p.m. today at the Bynum General Store, 950 Bynum Road
The Friday Night Music Series runs from May through the end of August every Friday night. Although tickets aren’t required, a $5 to $7 donation is encouraged to compensate the performers.
Shows go on rain or shine.
--From staff reports